Category: Participant stories

“The industry’s changing at an incredible pace”

Blue MBA graduate Thomas Damsgaard

We caught up once again with experienced maritime executive and MBA Blue alumnus, Thomas Damsgaard, to find out just how much the sector has evolved in recent months – and how his Blue MBA equips him to adapt to such a rapidly shifting marketplace.   “Shipping used to be seen as a cyclical industry, with bursts and microbursts of opportunity that you… Read more »

“Studying sustainability will help me change the world”

“Studying sustainability will help me change the world”   William Eduard, Global Head of Research at J. Lauritzen A/S, reflects on his first few months in his Executive MBA and why, thanks to the focus on sustainability and the multicultural diversity of his cohort, he already feels it fits like a glove. Investment banking was… Read more »

“Moving with the family kept me grounded”

Lizelle Van Schouwenburg MBA experience

When Lizelle Van Schouwenburg and her husband returned to South Africa after he’d completed his MBA at CBS, she could not have known that they’d be returning to the city one day – this time with her as the student. Here, Lizelle talks about her family’s relocation and her MBA experience. “With a background in… Read more »

“It’s given me an opportunity to reflect on my future”

Despite the pressures of a new job, life in a new city and a baby on the way, Maersk’s Abhay Kinra decided September 2020 was the time to begin his Executive MBA at CBS. Now just over six months in, the programme has not only given him new skills, but precious time and opportunity to… Read more »

“When I’m in, I’m all in”

Blue MBA graduate Dorte Thuesen Christensen

As a leading figure in Denmark’s shipping industry with a suitably demanding schedule, Dorte Thuesen Christensen had to structure her time carefully to study for her Blue MBA. But it was all worth the sacrifices as since then she’s become the VP for Operations & Claims at Hafnia, where she’s helped to transform the company… Read more »